Kudus & Koppies MTB Route
CLOSEST TOWN > Mbombela (Nelspruit)
TRAIL DESTINATION >Crocodile Conservancy
DISTANCE >From 10km to 35km
GRADING > Intermediate to Challenging
Hands up if you love to crank through private game reserves, enjoying the game sightings against a backdrop of stunning Lowveld landscape. Well, MTB-SA ticks all those boxes, plus they do so on an undulating and challenging track. Kudus and Koppies exudes a feel of remote, natural beauty, with a perfect combo of bush, a great variety of terrain, some challenging climbs and unrivalled views over the Kruger National Park. This is just the spot to get those adrenaline glands fired up!r
On your bike
Game Viewing Route;
The tour starts either early morning or late afternoon when the animals are at their most visible. It is a leisurely ride which takes you through the most frequented areas of Tomjachu Bush Reserve. On the way, we pass one of the larger dams which boasts a wide selection of birdlife and is often visited by the majestic Fish Eagles. The beauty of viewing game from the bicycle is that you are truly at one with your surroundings. Duration ± 2 Hrs
This tour combines the best of game viewing, but takes you further afield. The tempo is more sporty, the climbs longer, and the descents more challenging. On the way we pass through hillsides which are home to troops of baboons, who often 'bark' as you pass them by. The views are unrivaled and every tour is a unique experience. Duration ± 2.5 Hrs
The longer tour takes us through the neighbouring farm, which is also home to numerous game species. The undulating tracks provide views of Kruger Park, a mere 30km away. On the return to Tomjachu the descending track becomes increasingly technical. This excilerating tour will make any die-hard MTB'er happy. Duration ± 3 Hrs
NOTE: Tours are for adults only. The challenging route is for experienced mountain bikers.
Off the bike
Bird watching, fishing. Self catering accommodation available at Tomjachu Bush Lodge.
Route Information: Walter Wunderlich
Telephone: +27(0) 76 259 8732
Website : www.mtb-southafrica.co.za
GPS: 25°33′18.05.6″South / 31°02′25.8″East
Easy, Intermediate and Challenging
Park at Plot No.34, Rietspruit, Uitkyk
Gravel road, jeep track and singletrack.
Guided tours only, see below.
Limited to none
Fee payable, by appointment only.
Parking, workshop, ablutions, camping (limited spaces, very basic in bush setting). Bikes for hire.
Game, snakes, technical downhills
Kudus & Koppies (20km):
HOW TO GET THERE
BEST TIME OF YEAR
All year round, drainage good, even after heavy rains in Summer